Andrew Garfield and Charlie Cox Faced Wall During Lunch

  • Charlie Cox said he and Andrew Garfield had to be careful to avoid fans learning of their Marvel returns.
  • Cox told THR that they met up for lunch in Atlanta and “ended up sitting, facing the wall.”
  • “It occurred to both of us, ‘Oh, shit. If we’re filmed here together, that’s not a good sign.'”

Charlie Cox said that he and Andrew Garfield sat facing a wall during lunch to avoid people suspecting that they were in Atlanta, Georgia filming “Spider-Man: No Way Home.”

“While we were sitting down, it occurred to both of us, ‘Oh, shit. If we’re filmed here together, that’s not a good sign,'” Cox said during a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “So we ended up sitting, facing the wall, both of us.”

Cox previously played Matt Murdock/Daredevil on


Netflix

‘s Marvel series “Daredevil,” which lasted for three seasons between 2015 and 2018. Following its cancellation, fans pleaded for the streamer to revive the show, to no avail. 

Charlie Cox as Daredevil on "Daredevil."

Charlie Cox as Daredevil on “Daredevil.”

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Garfield took over the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man a few years after Tobey Maguire completed his run in Sam Raimi’s trilogy from 2002 and 2007. Garfield starred in two “Amazing Spider-Man” films released in 2012 and 2014, both of which were directed by Marc Webb.

Cox, Garfield, and Maguire reprised their Marvel roles for “No Way Home,” which was released in December 2021. 

The film, directed by Jon Watts, marked Tom Holland’s sixth appearance as Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

“No Way Home” centered on Holland’s character battling villains from the multiverse — including returning Spidey characters like Willem Dafoe’s Norman Osborn/Green Goblin and Jamie Foxx’s Max Dillon/Electro — after a spell cast by Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) went terribly wrong. 

Tom Holland as Spider-Man in "Spider-Man: No Way Home."

Tom Holland as Spider-Man in “Spider-Man: No Way Home.”

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Cox showed up early in the movie after Holland’s character grappled with what to do following Quentin Beck/Mysterio framing him and revealing his superhero identity at the end of “Spider-Man: Far From Home.” 

Cox’s lawyer character appeared within the first few minutes of “NWH” during a scene with Peter, Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), and Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau). Matt gave them legal advice and briefly showed off his superhuman skills, which he coyly chalked up to being “a really good lawyer.”

Garfield and Maguire’s characters appeared later in the film after Peter’s friend Ned Leeds (Jacob Batalon) opened portals using Doctor Strange’s sling ring. The three Spider-Men then teamed up to cure the film’s villains before sending them back to their universes. 

Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man/Peter Parker in "The Amazing Spider-Man."

Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man/Peter Parker in “The Amazing Spider-Man.”

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Although the returns of Cox, Garfield, and Maguire were long-speculated, their appearances were still thrilling for audiences. Many fans called Garfield’s heartfelt performance, in particular, a standout in the movie. 

Cox told THR that he wasn’t fond of lying to reporters in pre-release interviews, but did so to avoid sharing spoilers and ruining the experience for fans.

As for more potential appearances in the MCU and interactions with “Daredevil” costar Vincent D’Onofrio, who reprised his role as Wilson Fisk/Kingpin on “Hawkeye,” Cox said: “I know a little bit — not a huge amount — but a little bit.”

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